Posts with Category: Festival of Books

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Understanding Middle Eastern Tumult
    August 25, 2016

    A revolution in Tunisia in 2010 is seen today as the beginning of the Arab Spring, a series of riots, revolts and protests that swept through the Arab world.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Rediscover Literary Joys with Michael Dirda
    August 22, 2016

    Dirda is a literary journalist whose works have appeared in numerous publications. He has often been called the “best-read man in America.”

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Seeking Hugh Glass
    August 18, 2016

    The blockbuster movie, “The Revenant”, brought renewed attention to the story of frontiersman Hugh Glass and his near-fatal encounter with a grizzly bear.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Daily Writing, Imagination Helps Pulitzer-Winning Poet Reach Broad Audience
    August 15, 2016

    Ted Kooser wrote much of his poetry during the pre-dawn hours, before it was time to get dressed for work as a life insurance executive.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Ted Kooser: A Poet of Connection
    August 15, 2016

    The literature of Ted Kooser’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner, “Delights & Shadows”, draws in the sun to bring readers to the table of subtle transformation.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Killer Nashville Comes to South Dakota
    August 8, 2016

    Nashville is more than the Music City these days. It’s an up- and-coming force in the (fictional) murder business, as well.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Young Readers Author Began Writing with Her First Grade Students
    August 5, 2016

    Andy Shane didn’t like school to begin with, but the class know-it-all, Dolores Starbuckle, made his day even worse by tattling on him. Twice! Before lunch!

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Happy Accident Still Brings Polisar New Fans
    August 3, 2016

    Barry Louis Polisar began writing and singing for children in 1975, but many know him from his song, “All I Want is You."

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Poetry Turns to Film in Recent Grant Project
    July 18, 2016

    A recent SDHC grantee’s project harnesses the power of paintings, poetry and film to tell an emotional, human story.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Inaugural Veterans Writing Prize Seeks Submissions
    July 11, 2016

    The first Veterans Writing Prize will highlight the writings of South Dakota veterans and service members. A $1,000 cash prize is offered to the winning author.

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